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May
08

Corpora, Archives & Performance: Sri Lankan Languages and Literature : 14-15 Nov.

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May
07

Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019

As in previous years, the Department’s first-year students participated in the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019 under the North-South University Collaboration. Those who took part are Haadiyah Marikar, Husna Naleer, Kaumadi Jayaweera, Lara Wijesuriya, Rasudula Dissanayake, Shamika Kulasingham, Shamla Naleer, and Uvini Hettiarachchi. Student Testimonial: “None of us had experienced a full-stay at the Galle […]

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Nov
23

Guest Lecture by Gerard H. Gaskin

Gerard H. Gaskin delivered a Lecture titled ‘Legendary: The Performative and Aesthetic History of the Queer African American and Latino House Ballroom Community’ at the Department of English on 23rd November 2018 at 4pm. The Lecture included the discussion of a series of photographs of the queer African American and Latino house ballroom community, both of the […]

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Nov
15

A Talk by Nimanthi Rajasingham

Dr. Nimanthi Rajasingham delivered a talk titled ‘How Bodies Matter: Working-Class Women’s Theatre from Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Zones’ at the Department of English on 15th November 2018 at 4pm. Arguing that the contemporary working-class women’s theatres from within the Export Processing Zones in Sri Lanka are rich sites for documenting the development and nature of working-class, feminist […]

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Oct
12

Graduates’ Symposium 2018

The 2018 Graduates’ Symposium of the Department of English was held on 12th October 2018, continuing a Departmental tradition of showcasing student research. The event featured presentations based on BA dissertation research by students of the Department belonging to the batch that most recently graduated. The presentations were followed by an open discussion in which both academic staff and current […]

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Jul
06

Talk on “In My Mother’s House: Reflections on Civil War in Sri Lanka” – 06th July 2018

Professor Sharika Thiranagama of Stanford University will be presenting a  talk on “In My Mother’s House: Reflections on Civil War in Sri Lanka” at the Department of English, on 6th  July 2018 at 4.00 pm . Drawing from a decade of research and writing on Sri Lanka, this talk will reflect upon the consequences of political violence and […]

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Mar
29

Workshop: “Critical Pathways in English Studies, Truant Geographies: Masculinities and Gender in Transition in Post-War Sri Lankan Culture, Language and Society”

A Workshop titled “Critical Pathways in English Studies, Truant Geographies: Masculinities and Gender in Transition in Post-War Sri Lankan Culture, Language and Society” was held from 26th– 29th March 2018 at the Goethe Institute, Colombo 7. The Workshop was attended by Dr. Benedict Heller from Justus Liebig University, Giessen and Prof. Stefan Horlacher from TU, Dresden […]

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